TAP Into Your Town's News

Press Releases

Borgata announces progressive poker game; Tall Ship comes to AC; Comedy Bash in the Wildwoods

Lou Perri

Thursday, July 25, 2013 • 11:10pm

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa today announced the introduction of a state-of-the-art table game platform that will launch with an astounding $1 million progressive jackpot on its Three Card Poker game.

Beginning with 10 tables on its casino floor and evolving to over 25 in the coming month, Borgata, in partnership with DEQ Systems Corp. (DEQ), will offer its customers a variety of games including Three Card Poker, Four Card Poker, Caribbean Stud, Texas Hold'em and Let it Ride; all of which will afford players the innovative ability to electronically place side bets ranging from $1 to $5 on a progressive jackpot starting at $1 million. In the case of Borgata's Three Card Poker table game, should a player bet the maximum ($5) side-bet and hit a five-card royal flush of hearts, the grand prize is activated.

“Borgata has and will continue to provide the most inventive and forward-thinking gaming initiatives in the market as we have with our $1 million table games progressive,” said Borgata Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Lupo. “As the first to launch the most advanced configuration of the DEQ Progressive Jackpot product line, we strive to offer our customers an unparalleled gaming experience and subsequently the opportunity to win a life-changing jackpot.”

 

A seafaring adventure awaits South Jersey residents and visitors alike as the A.J. Meerwald, New Jersey's 'Official Tall Ship,' arrives at Atlantic City's Historic Gardner's Basin on Thursday, August 1 for a ten day visit.While stationed at Gardner's Basin, the Meerwald will offer 2 ½ hour sails each evening as well as afternoon sails, also lasting 2 ½ hours. On Saturday, August 3rd, and again on August 10th, a 'Family Special Sail,' with discounted prices, will depart at 10 a.m. 'Marine Critter Sails,' in which attendees can see, touch and learn about local marine life with Atlantic City Aquarium staff conducting the programs, will take on August 3rd, 6th and 10th, with departures at 1:30 p.m. Special 'Pirate Sails,' with pirate re-enactors to share the history and lore of local piracy, with 'booty' to share with the children on board take place Sunday, August 4th, and Sunday, August 11th, both at 1:30 p.m.   On Wednesday, August 7th, the 'Sailor for a Day Camp, for children ages 10-16, will take place. Attendees will be taught maritime skills, maritime science, navigation and teamwork while having fun aboard a tall ship.The ship is available for private education sails and charters and there is nothing like experiencing the influence of the wind as a sailing ship turns off its engines and lets its sails fill to power the craft.Prices for the varying sailing options range from $45 to $30 for adults and from $22 to $15 for children to age 12. Seniors are also offered discounts. Reservations are suggested. Telephone 856-785-2060 or book online at

 

 

 The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) proudly presents the Dom Irrera & Friends Comedy Beach Bash starring one of the great all-time kings of comedy –  Dom Irrera – for one hilarious show on Saturday, August 17 in the Starlight Ballroom at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Dom Irrera, a six-time American Comedy Award nominee, has performed on two CableACE award-winning HBO specials as well as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The View; and has made several appearances on Oprah, as well as numerous guest star appearances on comedy sitcoms and several roles in film. Recent credits include the Joy Behar Show on HLN, hosting Half Time on the NFL network and starring in his own series for Direct TV, The Supreme Court of Comedy, now in its third season.

This show is for mature audiences only and must be at least 18 to attend. Doors open at 8 p.m.; show begins at 9 p.m.Tickets are $28 for reserved seating and $38 for VIP seating, which includes a meet and greet with the funny man himself. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com, by charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000, or in person at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office.

Dom Irrera continues the 25-year comedy tradition of performing in the Wildwoods with the Comedy Beach Bash - get your tickets today! For additional information call 609-729-9000.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com or call 800-992-9732.       

   

Atlantic City’s sun-filled beaches will extend the summer with the DO AC Pro Beach Volleyball Invitational from Sept. 6-8. The Atlantic City Alliance (ACA) has partnered with global sports and media company IMG to host the prestigious Invitational as the fourth stop on the 2013 AVP Tour, putting on the only world-class pro beach volleyball event on the east coast this summer and one of the most competitive beach volleyball tournaments of the year.

 

The most renowned men’s and women’s beach volleyball talent in the world, including three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh, Olympians April Ross, Jen Kessy, Sean Rosenthal, Phil Dalhausser and hometown hero Ryan Doherty of Toms River, will go head-to-head during the first three stops on the AVP tour to earn one of 16 coveted team spots in Atlantic City, then will battle along the Boardwalk for a piece of the $100,000 prize purse.

 

Eight two-player men’s teams and eight two-player women’s teams will make it into the DO AC Pro Beach Volleyball Invitational field. In addition to the five teams from each gender that will get in based on their position on the AVP point standings, two teams per gender will earn wild-card spots and one team per gender will get in through an open qualifying tournament. 

 

The event features brand new beach volleyball courts just off the famous Boardwalk in Atlantic City, where fans, players and visitors of Atlantic City can expect a full weekend of intense competition and family-filled fun. Qualifiers will kick off the weekend with the main draw on Friday, followed by finals on Saturday. The world-class stadium will be erected in the heart of Atlantic City between the Revel Casino and the Showboat Hotel and Casino.

 

The volleyball courts were opened in October 2012 after a redevelopment partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the City of Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Alliance and Caesars Entertainment’s Showboat Atlantic City Hotel & Casino.  Atlantic City's volleyball courts are open all season for regional leagues, visitors, players of all types and professional athletes.

 

“IMG is pleased to be working with the Atlantic City Alliance to bring a first-rate event to one of the premier destinations on the east coast,” says James Leitz, SVP, IMG Action Sports. “There is a rich history of pro beach volleyball up and down the eastern seaboard and Atlantic City is the perfect location for an event of this magnitude.”

 

IMG also produces the prestigious Manhattan Beach Open beach volleyball tournament taking place on August 23-25, 2013 in Manhattan Beach, Calif. – the second stop of the 2013 AVP Tour. Cumulative points from the first three stops in Salt Lake City, Manhattan Beach and Cincinnati will determine the top five teams from each gender that secure automatic entry into the Atlantic City tournament.

 

For more information on the DO AC Pro Beach Volleyball Invitational, go to avp.com/events/atlantic-city

 

 

From sandals to stilettos and foie gras to funnel cakes, Atlantic City offers something for everyone. Enjoy world-class entertainment, dining, shopping, gaming, relaxing on the beach and strolling the historic Boardwalk in the city created to escape the city. For more information visitwww.doatlanticcity.com or:

 

 

 

Players Club cardholders at The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel can lace up their dancing shoes in August for the casino’s Dancing with the Stars Ballroom Dancing and Cocktail Party promotion.  On August 17, special guests Chelsie Hightower and Louis van Amstel, professional ballroom dancers and stars of ABC Television’s Dancing with the Stars will delight casino players in the Ballroom for an evening of Hollywood theme dancing and extravagant prizes. 

In what is sure to be a breathtaking ballroom dance exhibition, Hightower and van Amstel will perform to three of Hollywood’s best loved classic film songs.  Starting with “As Time Goes By,” van Amstel and Hightower’s choreographed routine will end with one audience member winning a Breitling watch.  “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend, ” concludes with one winner of a diamond bracelet and finally “Luck Be A Lady,” will produce one winner of $5,000.00 cash. 

This private event, exclusively for Atlantic Club’s premium players, includes a chance for new or reactivated card holders to join the party.  Ten pairs of tickets will be awarded by random drawing among all Atlantic Club Rewards Card holders, no casino play required.  Patrons are encouraged to visit the casino cage for specific promotion details.

Additional entries for a chance to win tickets to the Ballroom event can be earned while playing any of Atlantic Club’s state-of-the-art slots on August 17, from 6am to 7pm.  The more you play the more entries you earn.  Drawing will take place at 7pm and players must be present to win.



This one’s for the beer lovers! On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 savor five decadent courses from the award-winning FIN: A Prime Seafood and Steak Experience. Each course is expertly paired with varieties from American Crafter Brewer Samuel Adams. Jeff Martin of Boston Beer will guide guests through each pairing along with guest speaker Gary Monterosso, beer expert and author of Artisan Beers. 

Known for using the freshest local ingredients, guests are in for a first-class experience at FIN. The night begins at The Bar with a welcome reception of hors d’oeuvres paired with Sam Adams’ signature Boston Lager as well as White Lantern.  The main event will be hosted in FIN’s dining room with its sweeping ocean and boardwalk views. Here guests will enjoy five fantastic courses, each perfectly paired with varieties of Sam Adams. To cap off the night, the outdoor balcony will offer hand-rolled cigars as well as the final pairing for the night of Sam Adams Cherry Wheat.

“There are numerous pairing dinners that cater to the wine-lovers’ crowd,” said Ray Bertschy, Vice President of Food and Beverage for Tropicana Entertainment Inc. “So we teamed up with Kramer Beverage to create something special for our guests who appreciate a great beer to accompany their meal.”

 

Revel Casino Hotel is pleased to announce the one-night only performance of multi-faceted entertainer, Harry Connick, Jr., on September 1 at 8 pm. Harry Connick, Jr. and his band will perform at Ovation Hall in support of his new album, Every Man Should Know, a collection of original songs touching on some of Harry's deepest feelings about life and love. 

 

Harry Connick, Jr.'s reputation for musical and emotional honesty has contributed to his meteoric rise.  As a pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor, and philanthropist, he has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small, as well as, the Broadway stage. Throughout his stellar career, Harry Connick, Jr. has earned three Grammy awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Tony nominations.  He also played a major role in helping to rebuild his hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. 

 

“No rules, no limits,” is how the multi-talented artist describes the songs in his liner notes for the new collection on Every Man Should Know.  “I don’t recall ever reaching quite as deeply – or confidently – into my inhibition pool,” says Harry. The range of these songs is vast, touching upon love and loss, celebration and sorrow, tragedy and hope.

 

Tickets start at $59.50 and go on sale July 20 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000.   

 

 

Back for its fourth year, The Atlantic City Comedy Festival will be featured at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. 

 

The festival will take place Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1 in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17 and are priced at $45, $60 & $80. Tickets will be available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-736-1420. 

 

Twenty-thirteen will mark the fourth year for The Atlantic City Comedy Festival, and this year’s festival promises to be better than ever! For two days, fans will experience hilarious, side-splitting humor from some of the nations most noted, critically acclaimed comedians. The all-star line-up features over ten nationally known comics, with comedy royalty D.L. Hughley and Sommore, stand up legends Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, comedic film stars Gary Owen (Think Like a Man), DeRay Davis (Jumping The Broom), Don ‘DC’ Curry (Next Friday) and TV stars Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live), Tony Rock (Apollo Live), Mark Curry (Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper), and Tom Joyner Morning Show veteran - Dominique. From sold-out arenas, top grossing comedy tours, number one films, Showtime comedy specials, ground-breaking TV shows, nationally syndicated radio shows, these comics have seen and done it all. 

 

The past three years’ festivals have been incredibly successful, with a sold out attendance in 2012 hailing from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. “Last year we sold out four performances at the Tropicana. This year we are glad to be back at Boardwalk Hall where we can better accommodate our increasing audience demand,” said a festival organizer. 

 

 

TAP into your town! Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox: Click here to sign up.